Posts for: December, 2020

By Eldersburg Dental
December 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

Say goodbye to tooth loss when you say hello to dentures.

Nowadays, replacing missing teeth in adults really isn’t that difficult, as there are many different options that cater to everyone’s unique needs and goals. If you are curious about dentures, our Eldersburg, MD, dentists Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho, and Dr. Jun Park provide patients with incredibly durable and lifelike dentures that can last for years.

Wondering if you are right for dentures? Here’s what you should know about these popular oral prosthetics,

What are dentures?

Dentures are a prosthetic appliance consisting of a set of false teeth that sit on top of an acrylic base made to resemble gum tissue. Dentures can be used to replace several missing teeth or to replace an entire row of teeth. The most common types of dentures that we offer to our Eldersburg, MD, patients include,

  • Complete dentures: if you are missing an entire row of teeth then complete dentures will be able to replace these teeth
  • Partial dentures: if you are missing several teeth but still have some healthy, natural teeth left, then partial dentures can fill these gaps in your smile with strong, durable teeth
  • Immediate dentures: these temporary dentures are placed immediately after a tooth extraction, so you never have to be without teeth while your gums heal from the extraction
  • Implant-supported dentures: dental implants can be placed within the jawbone to help stabilize your complete dentures to prevent them from moving or shifting around when chewing or talking.

Am I a good candidate for dentures?

If you are missing several or all of your teeth then you could very well be an ideal candidate for dentures. Dentures can help you regain your smile. Other things to keep in mind include,

  • Adjustment period: As with any new dental restoration, it will take time to get used to your dentures. The more often you wear them the easier it will be to get comfortable speaking and chewing with your new teeth.
  • Treatment process: If you are looking to get new teeth quickly without having to spend months coming back and forth into our office then dentures can offer you the fast results you want. While dentures are custom-made, it only takes a couple of weeks to craft your dentures and fit them.
  • Budget: We know that financial constraints can often keep people from getting the dental care they need and that’s the last thing we want. Dentures offer an incredibly cost-effective way to replace missing teeth so you can stay on budget but still get the restorative dentistry you need.

Are you currently missing one or more teeth? Are you interested in getting dentures from our Eldersburg, MD, dental team? If so, it’s time to call Eldersburg Dental Group at (410) 795-8040 to find out if you are a good candidate for dentures.

Eldersburg Dental Group
1020 Liberty Rd. Suite 100
Eldersburg, MD 21784